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Hornacek enters Orlando coaching search, six in picture now

Jul 10, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

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The Orlando Magic coaching job is about to change dramatically. It’s about to be a young team and finding a coach who can develop and grow with a team that is not going to win a lot of games next season after Dwight Howard is traded. Eventually.

So, how about Jeff Hornacek for that?

Hornacek is an assistant coach with the Jazz and he was interviewed for the Orlando head coaching job, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

The first two interviews also were assistant coaches — Brian Shaw of the Pacers and Mike Malone of the Golden State Warriors. Those two have been at the front of the line for job interviews for a while now, talking to teams about pretty much every coaching vacancy this summer.

Also getting interviews are Lakers assistant Quin Snyder (who just left the Lakers as an assistant to take a similar role with CSKA Moscow), Suns player development specialist Lindsey Hunter, and Spurs assistant Jaqcue Vaughn.

It’s early in the process for new GM Rob Hennigan, who also has another little thing on his plate soaking up his time.

  1. reptar24 - Jul 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    One of the last, great men to wear the nut huggers in games. Best of luck, Jeff.

  2. thestudiokida - Jul 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Excellent art

  3. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects - Jul 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    that is the most intensely terrible photo i’ve seen in a long, long time.

  4. andyhr17 - Jul 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    That’s really the best picture you could find for the article? Him staring longingly at his own reflection?

    • tubal22 - Jul 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      He’s at his jersey retirement ceremony. He’s staring at his jersey.

      • andyhr17 - Jul 10, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        You can’t honestly think that I really thought he was simply staring at himself, can you?

  5. unfortunatelyavikingsfan - Jul 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Anytime you can hire a coach who’s nickname is “Horny” it is a pure win. I’ll never forget the hot tub commercials he was in that they would run during Jazz games…

    I grew up watching this guy – I freakin love Horny. He was a brilliant basketball player (had to be as a slow white guy). Best of luck to him.

  6. loungefly74 - Jul 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    (had the strange sensation the rub my face 3 times just right now…hi kids!…LOL)

    i hope the best for jeff. the guy was a baller. he seemed to have a high IQ for the game.

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